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newscricket4 months ago

Our middle-order batting in white-ball cricket lacks experience, admits Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has reckoned that his team’s middle-order batting in white-ball cricket lacks experience but credited the top order and bowling for excelling. Misbah also hit out at the critics, stating that it’s not their fault that the opposition isn’t fielding a strong team.
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newscricket4 months ago

One-sided matches like PAK vs ZIM will shoo fans away from the sport, warns Ramiz Raja

Renowned commentator Ramiz Raja expressed discontent over the one-sided nature of the Pakistan-Zimbabwe Test series and claimed that such lop-sided affairs will drive ardent fans away from the sport. Both the Tests ended as inning defeats for Zimbabwe, and Raja described the same as a ‘joke’.
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newscricket4 months ago

ZIM vs PAK | Delighted that the hard work I put in is finally paying off, expresses Hasan Ali

Pakistan’s Hasan Ali, who bagged the Man of the series award versus Zimbabwe, expressed delight over him attaining sustained success in the longest format and claimed that he hopes to keep the dream run going. With 26 wickets, Ali is currently the 4th highest wicket-taker in Tests this year.
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newscricket4 months ago

ZIM vs PAK | Babar Azam should have scored 300-400 runs in Zimbabwe series, opines Shoaib Akhtar

Legendary Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar noted that Babar Azam has been ‘loose’ against Zimbabwe and claimed that the Pakistan skipper should have scored close to 400 runs against an inferior Zimbabwe side. Akhtar said that Babar lost focus owing to spending too much time ‘waiting’ for his turn.
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newscricket4 months ago

ZIM vs PAK | Important to give Test regulars some game time ahead of West Indies tour, admits Babar Azam

Babar Azam, ahead of Pakistan’s second test against Zimbabwe, has admitted that it is very important to give Test regulars some time in the field before the West Indies tour. While crediting the openers for giving them momentum, he praised Fawad Alam and his experience for helping them.
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newscricket4 months ago

ICC Test Rankings | Babar Azam slips to 9th following golden duck; Pant breaks into Top 6

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who was sixth in the ICC Test batsman’s rankings last week, has slipped to ninth position following his golden duck against Zimbabwe at Harare. While Indian skipper Virat Kohli continues to remain fifth, wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant has surged into the Top 6.
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newscricket6 months ago

ZIM vs PAK | Pakistan’s tour to Zimbabwe to be played behind closed doors

On Sunday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that Pakistan’s tour to Zimbabwe, which consists of two Tests and three T20Is, would be played behind closed doors. The decision has been taken despite the low number of COVID-cases in the African country, as the two sides meet yet again.
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newscricket6 months ago

SA vs PAK | Sharjeel Khan makes a comeback to Pakistan's T20I side 

Left-handed opener Sharjeel Khan has made a return to the Pakistan's senior side for the four-match T20I series in South Africa. Team's vice-captain Shadab Khan and experienced Mohammed Hafeez also made a return to the squad while Wahab Riaz and Imad Wasim were axed from ODI side.
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newscricketa year ago

Bio-bubble improved communication and bonding between the management and players, reveals Misbah-ul-Haq

Mishab-ul-Haq, who recently let go of Pakistan’s Chief selector post, has revealed that the Covid-19 induced restrictions helped the Pakistan team in strengthening their communication and bond. He added that western players are more prone to mental health issues due to the restrictions.
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newscricketa year ago

Abdullah Shafiq earns maiden Pakistan call-up in place of Shoaib Malik for Zimbabwe Series

Uncapped batsman Abdullah Shafiq has been rewarded for his performances in the domestic circuit with a maiden Pakistan call-up in place of Shoaib Malik for the Zimbabwe series. Misbah-ul-Haq insisted that some senior players are not picked for the series but they shouldn’t worry about their career.
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